COUNTRYLUVNMAMA
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Had a couple of hard years. Ain't gonna lie about that. But 2015 is a new year with new adventures ahead. And that's how I have to look at this and meet it head on. I've spent 2 years just trying to tread water with everything that's been going on and now this year HAS to be the year I get back to ME. Can I get an AMEN?!?!

Member Since: 1/8/2009

Fitness Minutes: 78,321

My Goals:
When I first joined Sparkpeople, I set my goal to be 25 lbs. off by 6/9/09 (that's our 25th anniversary!) - MET it!

After that, I set a 5 pound per month goal and accomplished that for about 5 months in a row for a total of 50 pounds within a 1 year period. Met it!

Last summer I made a goal to get Turbo Fire certified in the fall. After lots of training and practice - Met it!

I've fluctuated over the last year 20 pounds or so, so this spring I made a goal to lose them again. Met it!

Now I'm working on endurance & strength to get over everything my body has been through. Eventually I'm sure I'll focus on getting some more pounds off, but everything in it's time. Strong first, the rest will come.

Those are my goals. I'd appreciate your encouragement & support to hit them. Here I go!


My Program:
I have a handicapped son at home, so, while I tried to get to our local gym at times throughout the years, it just isn't the best option for me. I could sometimes, but not as often as I need to see the results my health needed. So, I found the perfect solution to my situation in at-home workout dvds. My favorite workouts are Turbo Jam, Turbo Fire, and Les Mills Pump. And after I improved my fitness level, I started jogging! I've found that I'm not a sprinter by any means, and the shorter, 5K type races aren't all that enjoyable for me, but I do like the longer distance running. I have done as much as 10 miles, but I really prefer 8 miles. I find that it's a great compliment to my dvd workouts!



Personal Information:
~My husband and I live on a farm.
~We have 5 children.
~Stay at home, work at home, homeschooling mom
~Planting a HUGE garden again this year
~Have 7 apple trees and 3 grape vines (planting raspberries this year, too!)
~We raise our own chickens for fresh eggs.
~Prefer more natural remedies to medicines (prescription or over the counter) anyday!


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If I could, I'd either spend my time researching my ancestors/family online all day, or sew/quilt all day (with a little reading thrown in there). But I can't. I've tried that and all it got me was a big butt! LOL I have to get up and MOVE! I'd also like to bake/cook all day, but that gets me a big butt, too! :-(




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  • v DS9KIE
    Hi emoticon to the Torture Chamber, just give 100% of what you have, at your own pace, train hard & get results. "Just do your best and forget the rest!!" (from P90X)

    Come join us on the journey to get fit, look for challenges on the Fitness forum, and look in the other forums for great ideas to help you along the way.

    Lets get moving.
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    455 days ago
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    “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” ~ William Butler Yeats

    It’s easy to get into the mentality that you have to wait for the perfect opportunity to present itself before you’ll start to work hard. But the trick is to work hard so that the perfect opportunity can present itself. It’s amazing what opens up when you start giving it your all every day. You’ll find that people, situations, and events will happen in your life that are the result of the work you’ve done, and you’ll realize that unless you did the work they would not have appeared at just the right time for you. ... Excerpted from Bright Drops

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    574 days ago
  • v GEORGIAGIRL26
    New to Iron Maidens. Just wanted to say hi.
    And see how you are doing sister.
    I am here for you. We can get through it together!
    Have a good day and a great week!!!!!
    Your friend in Fitness, Holly

    585 days ago
  • v JENNIFERRR1973
    Hello there!!! Yes I changed my name!! 😄😄😄 Hope your having s wonderful day!!!
    614 days ago
  • v STEPBYSTEP1955
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    "Life is like a camera...  FOCUS on what's important, CAPTURE the good times, DEVELOP from the negatives, and if things don't work out, TAKE ANOTHER SHOT."

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